Changi Point Ferry Terminal, a few minutes walk from Changi Village bus terminal, is where bum boats leave for Pulau Ubin at SGD2 per person one way. Extra SGD2 per bicycle if you are bringing your own. There is no time table and boats depart when a quota of 12 people is reached, which usually doesn't take too long.
All passengers are requested to register with the bum boat operator. No ticket will be issued. Payment is to be made onboard. Departure time will be at the Bum Boat Operator discretion. They operate daily on a 24 hours basis depending on the bum boat availability.
Express charter service is at SGD24 per trip (passenger only).
Note: fares are subjected to changes.
Cycling is a great way to explore Ubin at your own pace.
There are many routes to choose from. Paved roads reach all major areas for easy access. Off the road routes range from easy trails to challenging ones.
Remeber to ask for a basket to be attached to your bike for your belongings. Its FOC;p
I rented my bike for $3 a day. When we went further on, we saw another shop renting the bike for $2 a day.
Pulau Ubin is accessible by Changi Point Ferry Terminal. Take the bumboat from Changi Jetty, which is near the Changi Village Hawker Centre.
The bumboats will take you to Ubin Jetty at a cost of $2 per trip. Maximum of 12 pax per bumboat.
Join the queue and the bumboat will leave when they have 12 pax. If there are less than 12 pax, you might have to wait a little while until enough people turn up. Or you can pay for 12 pax for express service.
One of the best and fastest way to explore the island is by bicycle. You can bring your own or rent it at the village next to the jetty (there are many rental shops for you to choose).
In Oct 2009, the cost of rental of the bicycle is $2 per hour or $8 for the whole day (which is more worth it if you intend to spend many hours here)
Formerly known as Changi Point Terminal, is the terminal with bumboats that will get you to Pulau Ubin.
The fare is $2 per person per trip, add another $2 for bicycle.
The service is 24 hour but depends on bumboat availability, they will wait until there's 12 passengers to depart.
So please make the necessary arrangements if you need a boat at some awkward timing.
The boat journey will take about 10-15 minutes.
To get to Check Jawa, you can either:
1. Trek (about 40 minutes)
2. Cycle (you can rent those in Ubin Town)
3. Van (about 10 minutes ride)
The van will cost you $2 per person per ride, you can easily find those vans at the end of Ubin Jetty upon arrivin in Pulau Ubin.
They will usually give you their phone or pager number so you can contact them when you're done in Check Jawa and bring you back to Ubin Town.
There are different types of bicycles you can rent form Ubin town (price ranges from $3 to $8), you can also bring one of your own if you like.
The roads in Ubin is still partially dirt road, so it will sometime gets muddy when it rains.
The easiest way to get to Changi Point Ferry Terminal (other than cab) is either from Tanah Merah MRT station or Tampines MRT station.
from there you can take:
1. 30 minutes travel by bus service no. 2 from Tanah Merah MRT or
2. 20 minutes travel by bus service no. 29 from Tampines Interchange (a short walk from Tampines MRT)
Both services terminating in Changi Village Bus Terminal, from there the Jetty is around 5 minutes walk.
You can check the timing and fare for the buses from this website:
You can check the timing and fare for the trains from this website:
Take MRT train to Tanah Merah Station. After tapping your ez-link card, walk straight and down the escalator. Follow Exit B by turning to the right. You'll see a bus stop on your left as you come out of the MRT station. Take bus no. 2 (SBS bus) to Changi Village Terminal (It's the last stop). It'll take around 30minutes. You'll pass by Changi Prison and Changi Air Base. After you alight at the Changi Village Terminal, turn left and walk to the Changi Jetty to catch the bumboat to Pulau Ubin.
To get to Pulau Ubin, you have to take the bumboat at Changi Ferry Point Jetty. Operates 24 hours a day, the boat will leave when there are 12 passengers. Each passenger will have to pay $2 and if you are bringing your own bike there, you got to pay an extra $2. The journey from the jetty to Ubin is only around 5 minutes.
The most recommended way to travel around the island is to cycle. You can find bicycle kiosks everywhere at the ubin town. Although they state that the rental of bicycle is $2 onwards, be prepared to pay at least $5 for the rental of bicycle if you are looking at the better or new ones. Those for rental at $2 per day ones are either for the kids or very old bicycles.
The changi point jetty is the only place you could get a bumboat ride to Pulau Ubin. I love the less than 10mins ride to Pulau Ubin jetty. Cost $2 per person and can accomodate only up to 12 passengers. My son Aqil was so scared when he realised that he could touch the seawater from where he was seating.The service that ply betreen these two jettys runs from sunrise to sunsets.
Unless you want to walk around the island as I did, your only other option is to see the island by bicycle.
You can bring your own bicycle with you on the bumboat from Singapore, or you can hire one cheaply for the day from one of the numerous bicycle hire shops in the square in the main village.
A number of bicycle hire shops were advertising bicycles for hire from just S$3 per day. The further you get from the jetty, the lower the hire charge becomes - but all of the shops are cheap and the prices don't differ greatly.
If you've not ridden a bicycle for some time (apparently you never forget how to do it!), the main square in the village is ideal for a bit of practice before setting out to explore the island. Alternatively, there is a small car park near the meeting point close to the jetty where you can practice and ensure that there are no faults with the bike.
To get to Pulau Ubin from Singapore, you will need to take a bumboat from Changi Point ferry terminal. The bumboats leave frequently throughout the day, leaving once there are 12 passengers waiting. In practice, you could be waiting from 5 minutes to 30 minutes for the required number of passengers to turn up - I waited about 20 minutes.
The crossing takes only 10 minutes and costs just S$2 (0.75 GBP) each way. Simply pay the driver once on board.
To get from the centre of Singapore to Changi Point ferry terminal (at Changi Village), I opted to take a taxi. The journey took about 25 minutes and cost S$14.80. Alternatively, it is possible to catch bus #2 to Changi Village, but I'm not sure where in Singapore you would need to catch it. It is not possible (as at December 2005) to get all the way to Changi Village by the MRT.
For the return journey, go and wait at the end of the jetty near the main village in Pulau Ubin. Again, you'll have to wait until there are 12 passengers. I was fortunate as the required number of passengers arrived within 5 minutes of me getting to the jetty.
Returning to Singapore, you will pass through a security check and your baggage will be scanned at the arrival point.
The registered motor vehicle on Pulau Ubin starts with PU and has a green licence plate.
You can hire "taxi" to tour around the island. Be sure to bargain a price before you start your journey. The driver will share with you history of Ubin and bring you to places that you may not come across.
They may even invite you to their house on the island.
Most of them uses the white van as "taxi" on the island.